People Are Responding To Donald Trump With “Periods Are Not An Insult”

Let it flow.

1. As you may be aware (since nobody seems to be talking about anything else!), presidential candidate Donald Trump has come under fire for recent comments he made on CNN regarding Thursday’s GOP debate moderator and Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

Speaking to Don Lemon about the debate, Trump said that Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

2. Trump’s comment was widely interpreted as referencing menstruation, though he’s doubled back and tweeted it was actually about Kelly’s nose.

3. But now people are tweeting at Trump and using the hashtag #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult:

@realDonaldTrump hey guess what......? im on my period right now! #periodsarenotaninsult

— Lyndon (@ironicpeacesign)

7. And even people who don’t get periods are chiming in:

.@realDonaldTrump, i don't get a period but I also don't use that as an insult. 💋🚨🌋❗️🌹 #periodsarenotaninsult

— jeff in real life (@thecultureofme)

8. The “Periods Are Not An Insult” campaign includes a website with templates for tweets — and a glittery GIF:

The GIF is the work of Cat Frazier, the mind behind the popular Animated Text Tumblr.

9. The website and Twitter campaign were spearheaded by Amber Gordon, who launched the feminist site Femsplain earlier this year.

Gordon told BuzzFeed she was inspired to create the campaign Saturday while reading about Trump’s comments. In the midst of dealing with her own period and listening to Cher’s “Red” (Yes!), she found herself thinking, “Man, I would love to do nothing more than tweet at Trump and let him know I’m on my period.” The site provides an easy way to do just that (complete with instant emojis).

10. Gordon notes that the site, which was “whipped up in about an hour,” goes beyond simply tweeting at Trump to also provide a place for people to share their own stories:

11. Because, after all, it’s just a bodily function!

And a pretty metal one, at that.

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